Deuteronomy 22:5

Deuteronomy 22:5

The passage you refer to reads: "A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this" (NIV).

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God’s Glory Revealed

Exodus 19:16-20; 20:18-21 and Deuteronomy 5:22-27 contain a description of what is called a theophany (Greek theos, “God,” and phaino, “to appear/be visible”). The theophany at Mount Sinai is the most glorious manifestation of God in the Old Testament, and it certainly had a central purpose.

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The Fourth One in the Furnace

The context of this verse is the story of Daniel’s three friends who did not bow down before the statue set up by King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 3:1-15), and who consequently were cast into the furnace of fire. As the king watched the incident, he saw inside the furnace four persons and stated, “The fourth looks…

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A Covenant of Love and Loyalty

What is the significance of the meal offering (Lev. 2)? Compared to the sacrificial offerings mentioned in Leviticus, the meal offering is unique in that it was a bloodless one. A study of the Levitical instructions on how to offer it will help us understand its meaning and theological implications.

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The Hotter the Better

What is the meaning of “In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head” (Prov. 25:22, NIV)? Sounds painful! Allow me to quote the full proverb: “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals…

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Ceremonial Uncleanness and Contemporary Application

Do Old Testament personal uncleanness laws still apply today? And should a casket be brought into the Church for a funeral service?

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Lessons from Daniel 11-12

Some people care only for themselves. They are not interested in the future of the human race, the future of the people of God, or even the future of their children or grandchildren. Others care deeply. Daniel belonged to the second category, and God revealed to him large portions of the plan of salvation and…

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The Lord Our God Is One

Yes, it is. It is the Hebrew noun ’elohîm; the singular form is ’el and ’eloah. I suppose you are wondering whether this plural supports the doctrine of the Trinity in the Old Testament; this is how it has been interpreted in the history of Christian theology. But since the term is used in a variety of ways, including…

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Lessons from Daniel 10

Humans may notice what is visible to them, at least to some extent. Insiders take notice of what is happening behind the scenes. This is so in the world of business and politics as well as in many other areas. In contrast to the insiders, most people can only guess at what is really happening.

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Lessons from Daniel 9

When employees want to achieve something with their supervisors, they have a number of options: file a petition, collect signatures, curry favor with the supervisors, or even threaten or bribe them. Daniel uses a different approach with God. He prays. He speaks openly with the Lord.

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